Posted On: May 21, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Workers' Compensation Law Firm: Recent US Construction Accidents Result in at Least Three Fatalities

At least three US workers died in construction accidents this month. On Tuesday, an ironworker worker died in a fall accident while working at a Connecticut construction site. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the cause of the deadly construction accident.

Also on Tuesday, a female construction worker died in a Missouri work accident while working on a concrete placement. The 48-year-old worker was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she later died. She had been working on a rebuilding project run by Ozark Constructors, LLC.

Earlier this month, a construction worker died in a Texas work accident when a trench wall at a water tower construction site collapsed. The worker, 34-year-old Rob Harrell, was in the trench attempting to connect the power to a new water tower when the wall fell, partially covering him in dirt.

Construction Accidents
The construction business can be dangerous business for workers, who place themselves at risk of getting seriously hurt whenever they go to work. Just this week, a construction worker sustained minor burns on his feet and hands when he came into contact with a "live" wire and suffered from electric shock. His work accident occurred in a construction area at the Freestyle Music Park in South Carolina.

Any injury sustained during a construction accident should be reported right away. You also may want to consult with an experienced Chicago construction accident lawyer about your Illinois workers’ compensation benefits and any third party Illinois personal injury claims or products liability lawsuits you may be entitled to file.

Iron worker killed in construction accident at Mohegan, Norwich Bulletin, May 20, 2009

Construction worker stable after accident at Freestyle Music Park, CarolinaLive, May 19, 2009

Construction worker dies at Taum Sauk, Forbes/Associated Press, May 19, 2009

Man dies in water tower construction accident in Arlington, DallasNews, May 6, 2009


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